Teacher Review for Sutori

Beautiful interface for creating timelines and stories!

Mary Ellen W.
Classroom teacher
Gate City Charter School for the Arts
Merrimack, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Sutori in Middle School Social Studies as well as in my History Club and this year I plan to start using it for ELA. It's easy to use, allows students to embed MANY types of media - they can upload their own artwork or videos, they can embed quizzes, they can put in links... I've mostly used it for historical timelines but there is a terrific abundance of samples of ways you can use it in the library on Sutori. They have an ambassador program that allows teachers a discount on the premium and the support is outstanding. Give it a try - I'm guessing you'll find it well worth upgrading - I will say that the free version is pretty limited - however the yearly cost for premium is not too bad and they offer an educator discount.
My Take
I think it is terrific. The free version is pretty limited but you can use it. The premium is not too expensive and check for teacher discounts and the ambassador program! There is a bit of a learning curve to using ALL the tools but getting up and running is pretty easy! The ability to add media such as videos and the fact that you can upload audio clips as well would make it work pretty well for ELL students and those with reading differences. Some special ed students might need more support to use this tool, but I think it could be very effective.